Breakfast sausage (or country sausage) is a type of fresh pork sausage usually served at breakfasts. In the United States, the predominant flavorings used for seasoning are black pepper or sage. There are also varieties seasoned with maple syrup or cayenne pepper. Some breakfast sausage is flavored with cured bacon. Breakfast sausage is normally fried in a pan, grilled, or microwaved. Some people like to put maple syrup onto their breakfast sausages. Cooked breakfast sausage is also mixed into egg casseroles before baking.